Concern Over Adriano’s Continued Isolation In Rio While Inter Waits

first_imgBy Dialogo April 08, 2009 The residency in Rio de Janeiro of the striker Adriano, and his stay in a dangerous favela, generated concern among leaders and the press, who speculated that the soccer player has emotional or personal problems that he should resolve before returning to Italy. ‘The Emperor’ has not yet set a date for his return to Milan, where he is expected by Inter’s leaders and his coach, the Portuguese José Mourinho, who is concerned and baffled by the situation which his agent, Gilmar Rinaldi, described as a “serious” problem. “Adriano has problems like everyone else. And he will resolve them before returning to Italy,” said Rinaldi, who denied that Adriano had problems with drugs or links with drug traffickers, as reported in local media. “If I had that kind of problem, I would not be safe in that area,” he said. Adriano, age 27, was cited for the matches that Brazil disputed last week with Ecuador (1-1) and Peru (3-0) in the South American playoffs, and should have traveled to Italy on Thursday to participate in Inter’s practice the next day. Surprisingly he did not, and stayed in Rio. This Monday, after rumors of a possible kidnapping in the dangerous favela of the German Complex (north) by drug traffickers, the head of the Anti-Kidnapping Department of the Rio Civil Police, Marcus Reimao, said that this was not correct and confirmed that while Adriano did spend three days there, his visit was not linked to criminals. ‘The Emperor,’ who was born in this complex, went to visit childhood friends for support after a fight with his girlfriend, personal trainer Joana Machado, age 28, who left him after learning of an alleged party that the player gave before joining the selection of Brazil. “He was very depressed and was with his friends, many of whom are known for being involved with drugs,” Reimao told local media, but Rinaldi’s assured them that the problem has “nothing to do with his girlfriend.” Even the Brazilian Confederation was forced to declare: “Adriano (…) is at home with his family in Rio de Janeiro.” He pointed out that both the green-and-yellow DT Dunga and Inter leaders have “regular contact” with him. This is the latest of various incidents caused by Adriano. The previous was in January when, after spending Christmas and New Year in Brazil, he arrived in Milan a day after his contract required. In addition, he was relegated in the team for his conduct and was the target of the press several times for his late-night activities. Inter’s discomfort with his lack of discipline and other problems could cost him extra football sanctions and fines, in addition to an eventual trade to another club.last_img read more

Cops: Hicksville Music School Teacher Sexually Abused Girls

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Kenton Burt was arrested for allegedly sexually abusing two girls over the course of three years at a family-owned Hicksville music school (Credit: NCPD)A 62-year-old Connecticut man who worked as an instructor at a Hicksville music school that his family operates was accused on Thursday of sexually abusing two female students during private lessons over the course of three years. Nassau County police arrested Kenton Burt at Burt Music School on Newbridge Road Thursday without incident, police said. Burt, who is from Kent, Connecticut, was charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse. Police alleged that on numerous occasions from January 2012 and March of this year, Burt sexually abused two female students, between the ages of 9 and 14, during private lessons. A police spokesman said one of Burt’s family members owns the school. Police are continuing the investigation. Detectives ask anyone who feels they may have been victimized to call the Special Victims Squad at 516-573-4022. Burt will be arraigned Friday at First District Court in Hempstead.last_img read more

5 little things you could be doing to save money – but aren’t

first_img 70SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr When it comes to money, every little bit adds up. That’s what everyone always says, but everyone also has their limits.For instance, if you see a penny on the ground, these days, you wouldn’t necessarily pick it up, even though, hey, it’s free money.You’ve probably also heard a dozen times the tired but true advice that if you gave up your daily drink from the local coffeehouse, you could save well over a thousand dollars a year.There are all sorts of money-stretching strategies we can do — but probably don’t. If you’re looking for little ways to improve the health of your bank account, here are five ways you could get some more bang for your buck, if only you had more time or energy. continue reading »last_img read more

Southern Tier veterinary practices prepare for full re-openings

first_img(WBNG) – A few days after Governor Andrew Cuomo gave veterinary practices in New York State the green light to start re-opening more fully, veterinarians here in the Southern Tier are making sure they have all their safety protocols. “We also have implemented a medication pick-up window for clients so that they necessarily don’t have to come into the building,” said Dr. Sara Shafer, an associate veterinarian. “These are trying times and we’re all doing our very best.” These guidelines include limiting clients in the building, screening staff and clients upon arrival, logging cleaning routines, and enforcing social distancing. Dr. Shafer said the practice will start taking appointments like wellness check-ups, rather than solely focusing on emergency services which they and many other practices had previously done before Cuomo’s announcement.  Veterinary care was considered an essential service in the state during the COVID-19 pandemic, and many practices across the state have been operating curbside care, which allows doctors to treats pets while limiting the number of people inside the building. Dr. Diane Wittner is the co-owner of Fur and Feathers Veterinary care, and told 12 News the practice is closely following guidelines listed under the New York State Forward plan.center_img Some pet owners, like Blake McCabe, have expressed their desire to get back to in-person vet visits. Over in Vestal, the Vestal Veterinary Hospital is taking similar measures to enforce a safe experience. “We live with our animals so we obviously have a better understanding of the nuances of their behavior,” McCabe said. “People always talk about stressed an animal gets when they go to the vet, how they don’t want to go. The owners get stressed, too.” Dr. Wittner told 12 News there is no exact time frame to when her practice will allow regular walk-ins to Fur and Feathers, choosing to take it one day at a time.last_img read more

From now on, apartments on the island of Vir can be paid in cryptocurrencies

first_imgWith ninety-six apartments that have recently been offered the possibility of advance payment and reservation of accommodation via cryptocurrencies on the Slovak blog Vir Island, and given the size of the island, population and number of accommodation units, Vir has become one of the world’s leading providers of crypto services. Source / photo: Vir Tourism; Pexels Cryptocurrencies, known as virtual or digital currencies, exist only online; they have not been issued, nor are they supervised by any central bank. Bitcoin is the most famous cryptocurrency, also known as digital gold, and is globally accepted for online payments. Today, several bitcoin ATMs also exist in Croatia – in Zagreb, Split and Rijeka, and the popularity of using bitcoin is also contributed by entrepreneurs, such as Virco, who accept it in online payments for tourist accommodation or other services. Ms. Miriam is the most influential Slovak woman from Vir and the promoter of Vir in Slovakia and the Czech Republic, so through her work and bringing the Travel Channel television team to Vir, the island has a thriving Slovak tourist market. Vir influencer and blogger is also a Slovak and Czech association of apartment and apartment owners on the island of Vir, some of whom have already started receiving payments for payments in cryptocurrencies BTC, BCH, LTC, ETH and USDC. According to Arbolet, the service is connected to the Coinbase Commerce system, whose user interface is simple, intuitive to use and above all easy to understand. “I’ve been thinking for a long time about the possibility of paying with cryptocurrencies, but I didn’t know the area well enough. Mr. Václav helped me the most”, Says Ms. Miriam, thanks to which accommodation in Vir can now be paid for in cryptocurrency, ie by booking through her blog Island Vir. These 96 apartments paid in cryptocurrency represent 2,51 percent of the total Vir accommodation capacity of 3.819 accommodation units. In fact, the percentage in foreign exchange is higher because the number of apartments is an absolute number of one hundred percent occupancy with payment by card or cash, which means that the share of cryptocurrency in foreign exchange by the summer season will certainly be even higher. Apart from the fact that cryptocurrencies are used for online payments, they are traded like any other currency. Thus, the value of bitcoin nine years ago was $ 0,003, and last year it was more than $ 9.000. Today, there are hundreds of other cryptocurrencies and new ones appear almost every day. Some survive and grow, some die out, but the growth of the crypto market is steady. That is why more and more online stores are offering cryptocurrency payments, while digital wallet owners want offers in which they can exchange their cryptocurrency units for products or services. This story was recently published by the Czech portal Arbolet, whose online team provides consulting and work services in the crypto market. Their member Václav got in touch with Miriam Kelečić, who edits the blog and mediates in renting apartments in Vir to tourists from Slovakia and the Czech Republic, so the island’s crypto market is almost immediately open to members of this large community.last_img read more

UGP warns: Croatia is unprepared for tourists potentially positive for covid-19

first_imgBut the UGP also warns how to Procedure doesn’t write anything about the main problem – where will the renter of the apartment with his guests in case of infection with the COVID-19 virus? The Croatian Institute of Public Health announced on June 19th Procedure in case of illness in a guest in a tourist accommodation facility at the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. So, only three weeks after the opening of Croatian borders for the entry of foreign nationals, point out the UGP and add that the delay in publishing recommendations at a time when we have more than 150.000 foreign nationals a day in the country, is not good news. Photo: Pixabay.com The guest must feel safe! The guest must know that in case of infection he will have medical care, that his family will be located in a specific location during the isolation, that he will be able to leave the country in cooperation with all relevant services. And all this information and instructions already had to be the main, constant and most important information on every website of all tourist boards, the Ministry of Tourism and all relevant portals that guests visit looking for just such information, conclude from UGP. The CNIPH brings the problem down to the local level, to local self-government units and local civil protection headquarters. And while the counties, cities and local headquarters of CZ agree and figure out how to organize everything, the care actually remains with the landlord himself. They would have to, like larger tourist complexes, now, quickly organize tourist clinics. Organizing means not only providing space and equipment, but also hiring medical teams, providing them with accommodation and pay, and special protective equipment and diagnostics for Covid-19. For many of the 555 local self-government units, this is simply impossible – warn the UGP and point out that it would be much more rational to, of course, strengthen the capacities of the existing subregional health centers earlier. Tourism workers remain concerned with countless questions. “So, on June 21, with 150 tourists, open borders, in the season itself, still no one answered the key questions. What should I, the renter of the apartment, do today if it is established that my guest is infected with corona? Where am I going with his family? Is accommodation organized for them? How long does the whole procedure take? Do I, as a landlord, also have to be in self-isolation because I have been in contact with the infected? Who will then bring them breakfast, lunch and dinner, even though I have no board and no registered food and beverage service at all? What about guests in other apartments? Do they also have to isolate themselves? Do I feed them at the same time? What about a guest who has already booked the same apartment tomorrow but cannot come because the accommodation is still occupied? What should I answer to my potential, future guests when they ask me a question like this? ” said Gordana Fabijanic, from the UGP Tourism Committee. If we are a tourist destination, if we have “opened” the season, if guests arrive, if we have announcements and reservations, if we have opened borders, then even before the season we should have determined the exact schedule, criteria with clear and precise procedures for solving problems with infected guests. and his family from apartments, hotels, camps.  The Government of the Republic of Croatia has not adopted an adequate timetable in case of arrival of tourists positive for the corona virus. Only three weeks after the “opening” of the borders for foreign tourists, the CNIPH issued instructions for tourist workers in case their guests tested positive for Covid-19. But even with instructions like this, little is clear. More precisely, the only thing that is clear is that there is no concrete plan for such guests.Association Voice of Entrepreneurs “Regional and local civil protection headquarters together with regional and local self-government units must organize isolation / quarantine for COVIDA patients. It would be more appropriate for such isolation and quarantine centers to be established in one place for the whole region, as was the case in the acute phase of the epidemic. This instruction creates unnecessary confusion and wastes valuable time. The ability to organize is diminished. According to the instructions of the CNIPH, an employee, ie a person in the household in which the accommodation service is provided, and who were in close contact with a confirmed infected person, must be subjected to isolation in the home or organized isolation unit. We have a few problems here. First, who will decide what close contact is if anti-epidemic measures are respected in the accommodation facility? Second, isolating employees and hosts in accommodation is a poor solution. Firstly, because in two weeks there is a suspicion of infection, so all other tourists will leave such a facility. Secondly, these people will not be able to work, so the damage to them and the household, the catering facility will be great. Third, compliance with anti-epidemic measures will have no effect, that residence is unsafe and tourist traffic is impossible. The only correct solution would be to test such suspicious employees and staff for the presence of the Covid virus 19.” said Nedo Pinezić, coordinator of the Subcommittee for Small Landlords of the Voice of Entrepreneurs Association.last_img read more

Fear where Trump’s ego will take country

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionRecently, in Tennessee, President Trump said to a group of farm workers, “You are so lucky that I gave you the privilege of voting for me.” Is there no end to this man’s egotistical vanity? I would rather expect to hear the president of a government of, for and by the people to say something like,”I am so lucky that you, by your votes, gave me the privilege of representing you.” I shudder to think where this man’s “mine is bigger than yours” complex will lead us.Robert FredetteNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:Puccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectNiskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more

BLOG: PA Schools Lost Out This Year Due to Irresponsible GOP Budget

first_imgLike Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf BLOG: PA Schools Lost Out This Year Due to Irresponsible GOP Budget Budget News,  Education,  Schools That Teach,  The Blog Let’s set the record straight.If Republicans in the legislature had supported Governor Wolf’s 2015-16 budget proposal — instead of continuing the status quo of underfunding schools and passing tax burdens on to local homeowners — nearly all of the commonwealth’s 500 districts would have received more state funding this year (over $202 million to be exact). You can view by district here (PDF).For Republicans to push around their plan in comparison to the governor’s plan — comparing dollar amounts — they conveniently ignore the fact that their budget resulted in a net cut to our schools. They also fail to acknowledge the reality of the devastation they were complicit in causing five years ago when $1 billion was cut from education, disproportionately affecting the poorest school districts.Many of those districts have not had their funding restored. In fact, the Republican plan would have taken money back that had already been allocated from some of the poorest districts.The governor also has been pushing for a fair funding formula to end Pennsylvania’s inequitable distribution of education dollars — one of the most inequitable in the country. The new fair funding formula, which the governor begins to implement in this round of school funding distribution, cannot truly be fair unless the cuts are fully restored. Currently, only four percent of districts have seen their funding restored to 2010-11 levels and we are currently over $370 million short from getting all 500 districts to that point.Governor Wolf remains hopeful that Republicans in the legislature will get to work on a 2016-17 budget that not only makes these schools whole again, but begins to truly invest in education at all levels. By: Jeff Sheridan, Press Secretarycenter_img April 12, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

REIQ appoints new Gold Coast zone chair

first_imgAndrew Henderson (left) and his brother David Henderson with their horse Excess Knowledge, which started in the 2015 Melbourne Cup at Gai Waterhouses Flemington stables. Pic: Michael KleinHe replaces Professionals Surfers Paradise principal, John Newlands, who was recently appointed a director on the board of REIQ after five years as Gold Coast zone chair.The zone chair position represents the REIQ at a local level and communicates the real estate comunity’s needs in the 16 largest Queensland markets.Mr Henderson will start his two-year appointment in January 2018. Andrew Henderson is the new REIQ Gold Coast zone chair. Picture: Jerad WilliamsREAL estate and horse racing identity Andrew Henderson has been appointed the new Gold Coast zone chair for the Real Estate Industry of Queensland (REIQ). More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa21 hours agoMr Henderson is the principal of his family-owned agency Professionals Mermaid Beach and was also a part-owner of a Melbourne Cup entrant.last_img read more

This riverside paradise is like living in the country but close to the city

first_img630 Jesmond Rd, Fig Tree PocketAn uninterrupted view across the river to Sherwood Arboretum was the clincher when it came to Anne and Martin Nothling purchasing 630 Jesmond Rd, Fig Tree Pocket, more than 30 years ago.“It was a Saturday and I was over this way with our sons who were playing sport, and I saw in the newspaper that this house was for sale,” Mr Nothling said.“I’d never looked in the area, so I pulled up as it was open for inspection, and I walked in and thought, ‘Wow, this is way above flood level and is peace and quiet forever in a big city’.”Set at the end of a long drive on the sprawling 8726sq m level block is a 1960s modernist architect-designed house with a covered patio overlooking a pool and lush lawn to the Brisbane River below. Anne and Martin Nothling at their Fig Tree Pocket home. Pic Peter WallisMs Nothling described the private residence as a “paradise” for the family.“It’s been the perfect place to raise three sporty boys who could utilise the facilities here, whether it was kicking a football, practising cricket, canoeing, kayaking or water skiing on the river, as well as swimming and tennis, it was all so accessible,” she said. 630 Jesmond Rd, Fig Tree PocketMore from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours ago“Having been raised in the country, this block enabled me to grow our own vegetables, fruit trees and have an extensive parkland space to enjoy.”Mr Nothling hosted regular Wednesday night tennis fixtures on the floodlit, champion-size court, which is towards the entrance of the grounds. 630 Jesmond Rd, Fig Tree PocketAfter almost 32 years of a “privileged” lifestyle, the Nothlings have decided it’s time to move on.“It has always been in the back of our minds that this block could be subdivided but we wanted to maintain the ambience of the Fig Tree Pocket area by keeping this large block intact,” Ms Nothling said.“The added insurance of being well above any recorded flood gave us peace of mind. “This is like living in the country but only minutes from the CBD.”center_img 630 Jesmond Rd, Fig Tree Pocket“I’ve always said this is the first home we’ve ever lived in where I can come home and have a whole weekend holiday here and just feel I’m away from it all,” he said.“You don’t feel you’re in the city and yet you’re only 20 minutes from Brisbane Airport via the Legacy Way tunnel.“Coming home from a busy day at work, I just tune out as I drive along Jesmond Road. I find it invigorating.” 630 Jesmond Rd, Fig Tree PocketThe home has open plan living areas including a casual dining area, living room with fireplace, formal dining room and media/rumpus room.There are clerestory windows and tall glass doors and windows which allow river views.last_img read more